Lions’ Jared Abbrederis: God Spoke Through a Verse and a Key Chain

by Bruce Darnall
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Jared Abbrederis was undecided on the Bible verse to use for the upcoming high school state football game (2008). He was thinking of going to his “go to” verse and the one he writes under his signature now as a professional football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions. “My buddy, Garrett Bickford, and I always […]

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Brewers Jared Hughes Gives Credit to Baseball Chapel

by Bruce Darnall

Jared Hughes, relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was let go by the Pittsburgh Pirates in time for the Brewers to sign Hughes for the 2017 opening day game. No matter where he plays the game, Jared Hughes knows what is most important to him. “My relationship with Jesus Christ,” shares Hughes, “is the most […]

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Brewers Hitting Coach Says God’s Timing is Always Perfect

by Bruce Darnall
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Everyone’s timing to complete or achieve a task or goal varies from person to person. For Darnell Coles, hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, God’s timing for him to share his testimony is perfect. “I truly believe the good Lord put me on this earth for a reason,” states Darnell, “and that is to uplift […]

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Pirates’ Sean Rodriguez Relies on God as his Solid Foundation

by Bruce Darnall
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The personal relationship Sean Rodriguez, utility infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, has with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is his foundation for living his daily life. As Scripture speaks of building a house on sand or rock (Matthew 7:24-27) when the storms of life come, the house built on the rock withstands those storms. […]

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Brewers Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis Keeps Things in Perspective

by Bruce Darnall
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There are times when we face trials and uncertainty in our day to day living. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, experienced the kind of highs and lows last season that tested his faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Nieuwenhuis started the 2015 season on the New York Mets active roster. On […]

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Yankee Reliever Adam Warren Commits to Jesus at a Concert

by Bruce Darnall
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Life can be a roller coaster, at times, in the baseball world. Adam Warren, relief pitcher for the New York Yankees, was traded December, 2015, to the Chicago Cubs. Then recently, here in July ,2016, Warren was traded back to the Yankees, and that does not even count the number of times going up and […]

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Milwaukee Brewer Chase Anderson Finds Lessons to Live by in Grandmother’s Bible

by Bruce Darnall

Death of a parent is a life-changing experience. However, through our grief, we often have a closer encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. Chase Anderson, a starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, had one such spiritual experience. Chase grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. His father went to the United Methodist Church growing up; and […]

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Yankee Manager Joe Girardi Thought of Quitting Baseball After His Mother’s Death

by Bruce Darnall

Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees, wrote an essay in third grade about his dream to play baseball for the Chicago Cubs; but after the death of his mother, he almost quit baseball altogether. That is when Girardi took a leap of faith instead. Girardi grew up in a Catholic household in East […]

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Chicago Cubs’ Chris Coghlan’s Coffeehouse Conversation

by Bruce Darnall
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There are various topics of conversations in the coffeehouses around the country and world, but the conversation Chris Coghlan, outfielder and utility player for the Chicago Cubs, had was life changing. Coghlan grew up in a church family and heard the Christian message growing up. He really did not understand the depth of it nor […]

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Minnesota Twins JR Murphy Remembers “This is for Real” Moment

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First time experiences will often be very special. This was the case for Minnesota Twins catcher, John Ryan Murphy, a.k.a. JR or Murph. “The first time I remember having an intimate conversation with Christ,” shares John Ryan, “was as a high school sophomore. I went to a retreat called NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) which […]

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